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Greencastle revival as Stellar Grant in full swing, improvements By LEANN BURKE

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Lynn Sullivan remembers when Greencastle, Ind., was a bustling town, and all the action was on the square. “The square was full of stores,” Sullivan said. “There was an A&P grocery store, Prevo’s Dept. Store and the building next to Old National [bank] used to be a movie theatre.” Sullivan grew up in the Greencastle of the 1960s, when the square housed “two grocery stores, two or three hardware stores, a toy store, clothing stores

and restaurants” and at least two movie theaters. Today’s square looks nothing like the one Sullivan remembers: the A&P is gone, Prevo’s is gone and the hardware stores are gone. The original building facades have been covered with metal siding. The square’s main attraction is a handful of restaurants, not the retail shops. But Greencastle residents and administrators expect the Stellar Communities Grant to change that, and they are already seeing results. The Stellar Communities Grant is an award given to small, rural communities

by the Indiana lieutenant governor’s office. These communities have populations smaller than 50 thousand and therefore do not receive any entitlement funds, which are given to communities by the government to help pay the costs of running the community. In 2011, the first year the grant was awarded, Greencastle partnered with DePauw University and applied for the grant. Out of the 42 communities that applied, Greencastle was one of two winners.

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Attorney General Greg Zoeller and Indiana State Senator Jim Merritt came to DePauw Wednesday to get the word out about the State Enrolled Act 274, better known as the Lifeline Law. Passed last July, the law ensures immunity for those who seek help for alcohol-related medical issues for their peers.

“It’s our duty to inform and to educate, and that’s why the Attorney General and I are criss-crossing Indiana to talk about the Lifeline Law,” Merritt said. Zoeller and Merritt are touring high school and college campuses to ensure that students know about this

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Greek Fellowship aims to discover young leaders By NOELLE WITWER

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A new Greek Fellowship focused on developing and bringing together underclassman students is being instituted this year, with the goal that these students will one day be leaders within their greek chapters. According to senior Jimmy Kirkpatrick, one of the important goals of the new fellowship is “personal and professional development. We are trying to provide fellows with skills that will be applicable for the rest of their lives.” Kirkpatrick is one of this year’s four leadership interns, students hand-picked by the campus living and community development office to develop and implement the new Greek Fellowship. Seniors Arezoo Nazari, Gus Wigen-Toccalino and Raven Connel are the other interns. JC Lopez, assistant director of the campus living and community development, said the idea for the

Lifeline Law | cont’d from pg. 1 law and what it means for them. “In Indiana government, we do a pretty good job of passing good legislation,” Merritt said. “It’s getting the word out to the masses. ... that these laws actually exist, that is the problem.” As a student initiated bill, more student leadership is encouraged in ensuring those under the age of 21 understand what this law means for them. “Student leadership really can make a difference, and this is a great example of it,” Zoeller said.

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fellowship began as the administration wanted more involvement from student leaders. “We had something similar in the past that was more administration led,” Lopez said. “We wanted to have more student involvement, so we created four leadership positions for greek members with a high level of involvement in their communities and on campus.” However, the creation of leadership interns was just the beginning. This semester, sophomores can apply for admittance to the fellowship. If the students are accepted into the program, they will embark on a semester-long journey designed to develop and enhance their leadership skills and prepare them for a leadership position in their fraternity or sorority and ultimately leadership roles later in life. Next semester, applications will be open to new members of greek organizations to be a part of the next year-long program. “The year is supposed to lay out

a story,” Nazari said. “It’s supposed to start off with a high ropes course. High ropes courses [that] puts an individual in a high stress situation where they have to think carefully about others and their decisions. The purpose is self evaluation of where you stand as a leader in your community.” After the high ropes course experience, Nazari said later meetings would focus on different greek house positions, providing information to deal with sexual assault and alcohol abuse cases and strategies to approach greek alumni as resources, as well as resumé building and interview practice. Nazari stressed the importance of the new fellowship as a mode of bringing together the various chapters on campus in a cooperative and team-building environment. “Our goal is to get one member from every organization,” Nazari said. “When we meet, there will be different leaders coming together from every chapter and breaking barriers.

Greek house leaders will learn to consult with members of other chapters.” However, on a campus that has such a large majority of greek students, independents might feel overlooked. According to Lopez, the Greek Fellowship program itself is not open to independents. “In the future, we’re trying to create a program that gives independent students the same experience and introduces them to the same type of leadership skills, without the emphasis on Greek living,” Lopez said. Kirkpatrick said students interested in applying for the position should have a commitment to leadership, intellectual excellence, a desire to see a unified greek system and a clear understanding of the value-based greek unit as primary aspects of a competitive potential applicant. “Being a leader in a greek house is unlike any other kind of leadership experience,” Kirkpatrick said. “When in doubt, apply.”

“Now that we’ve passed this statute, our point in coming back is to talk about the continued need for student leadership in getting the word out,” he added. However, Merritt warns against thinking of this law as a “free pass” for underage drinking. He said the law does not “endorse” underage drinking. “We do not want to incentivize underage consumption of alcohol, and with this situation, it is not that, but it actually acknowledges the drinking of alcohol by the underage,” Merritt said. “We want them to call 911 and know that there might be questions asked, but there will be immunity for the

friends if they stay with the ill person.” Merritt added: “The bottom line is they won’t get in trouble.” And it seems that many agree this law is positive. The bill received zero opposing votes during its pathway through Indiana legislation. And the Lifeline Law has also received overwhelming support on DePauw’s campus. Director of Public Safety, Angie Nally, agrees with the law wholeheartedly. “DePauw practices immunity for students both in the criminals courts and in our internal judicial system if they call for help for someone else,” Nally said.

Nally also trusts that students are well aware of this long-standing DePauw policy now turned state law. “We’ve had many occasions where students have called and asked for someone to go and check on the welfare of their friends, and fortunately, we have not had a situation where that has not worked in our favor.” Zoeller said he believes this law reaches to the heart of not just a legislative issue, but also a moral issue. “There should be an education among your friends and your peers to know more about the statute, but also to just support always doing the right thing.”

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Relay for Life changes Faculty approves social science previous location, route course requirement changes By ABBY MARGULIS

Relay for Life is changing its location and time frame this year. The event will be moved indoors on campus and last 12 hours rather than 24, according to the coordinators, seniors Betsy Corrigan and Stewart Burns. These changes have been made to ensure protection from inclement weather. The time frame has been shortened to make it easier on those involved to participate for the entire duration. In 17 years of work at DePauw, Relay for Life has raised 2.3 million dollars for cancer patients. This money goes toward finding a cure, maintaining treatments, helping other patients get treatments, supplying medical transport, providing cosmetics and wigs to women who have undergone chemotherapy or radiation therapy, and implementing support systems between cancer survivors and current victims via a toll-free line, among many other endeavors. Though some of the money goes to the American Cancer Society, a large part of it goes back to the community. As of February, Putnam County’s Relay for Life is ranked seventh in the nation for raising the most amount money per capita. At Relay for Life, participants are organized into teams that raise money. Teams are comprised of students and community members, with one person from each team walking the track for the entirety of the 12 hours. “The event is a celebration and memorial, as well as an opportunity for more awareness,” Burns said. “Every day, this is a closer fight and a closer solution to the cure. We want to keep it at the front of our minds, and we don’t want to lose sight of it.”

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The faculty approved new course distribution requirements at their most recent monthly meeting. Geoscience professor Fred Soster, head of the Committee on Academic Policy and Planning (CAPP), presented these changes, which are aimed to make it easier for students to complete their social science courses by the end of their sophomore year. Early last week, Registrar Ken Kirkpatrick sent out an email to all students explaining the new requirements. The new change allows students to take a social science within the same department as long as it is in a different subject area. This change applies to the art and art history department as well as the sociology and anthropology department. This means students can now, for instance, take one sociology course and one anthropology course and it will count as their social science credit. Before this change, students had to go outside one of these dual depart-

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ments to find another course to meet the old requirement. Soster said juniors and seniors have often found out that two of their courses were in the same department so one did not count towards this credit area. His students would end up scrambling to find another course, hence, one of the reasons why the committee proposed the change. Soster thinks this change will be beneficial. “This will alleviate some of the enrollment pressures in the social sciences area and help students meet these requirements,” Soster said. The social sciences have 400 fewer seats than other areas of distribution, making it difficult for students to meet the requirement, Soster said. By allowing students to take a course within the same department, it becomes easier for the students to fill in these seats. Sophomore Emily Vincent said the change makes more sense than the original requirement. “I think students will have a better chance for meeting the requirements by the end of their

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sophomore year,” Vincent said. “This change will be good for us.” CAPP also briefly introduced an idea unlinked to distribution credits to the faculty. In his State of the University address, President Casey said the university’s goal is to move towards a two- to three-course workload, in which the faculty will only teach five courses a year instead of six. In order for faculty to teach fewer courses, CAPP has thought of a couple solutions. One way is to exchange higher-level courses with lower-level courses. This would allow more students the opportunity to take a course that they might have been weary of before because of the 300-level. Another way is to offer classes that are typically under-enrolled less frequently – as in every other academic year. This opens up a faculty member to teach a lowerlevel course with more students. A new committee on administration has begun looking into this idea, but it is remains an idea off in the future.

A social science does not have to come from a different distribution area, it just needs to be a different subject. The rule applies to Art/Arts History and Sociology/ Anthropology departments. The change is aimed to make getting credit by end of sophomore year easier.

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Students and faculty who help with Relay for Life are split into committees and subcommittees, but students who are unable to join can help in additional ways. “Students should reach out to the committee to learn how they can help,” said Dick Shuck, director of business services. “They can volunteer on the day of the event.” The theme this year is “Tune Out Cancer,” catering to the students’ and overall community’s talents when it comes to music — be it “Rachmaninoff, rock ‘n’ roll or Led Zeppelin,” Shuck said. A large component of Relay for Life’s message is to integrate an audience comprised of the entire community — ranging from the College of Liberal Arts and School of Music students to people in the surrounding area. “We want to bring together a couple thousand people in a fun, safe and friendly environment for a good cause,” Corrigan said. Relay for Life will be held on campus at the indoor tennis and track center on Saturday, April 27, from noon to midnight. The committee’s first fundraiser is a karaoke party that will take place on Saturday at The Fluttering Duck. Students and community members of all ages can attend. The committee holds various events throughout the year, many of them taking place in the spring semester. The planning process for Relay for Life is year-round. “The day this relay ends, we’ll be planning next year’s relay,” Shuck said. “It’s a continually evolving process, and we try to make it fun and educational. Relay for Life not only raises money but brings all of us together as a family trying to beat cancer and find the cure.” DePauw students can sign up for teams at Relayforlife.org/putnamcountyin/ or email relayforlife@depauw.edu.

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Provocative poet reads for Kelly Writers Series By NICKY CHOKRAN news@thedepauw.com

Matthew Dickman, a poet who is part of the Kelly Writers Series speaks at Thompson Recital Hall Wednesday evening. ASHLEY ISAAC / THE DEPAUW

Stellar | continued from page 1 “We got the award because our goal is to become the next big college town in the Midwest,” Greencastle mayor Sue Murray said. The Stellar Communities Grant awarded Greencastle $19 million in funds dispersed over three years for several projects aimed at creating a “vibrant downtown.” The process is currently at the end of the first year. One of the major projects, the construction of a $3.65 million parking garage near the square, has been approved and the city is currently negotiating for a plot of land on the corner of Walnut and Indiana St. The restructuring of building façades on the square already underway is also a part of the Stellar Grant. The work will total around of $2.9 million. Sullivan’s antique shop, Vintage on Franklin, is currently being redone. “I think it’s hurt business some,

Award-winning contemporary poet Matthew Dickman gave a highly energized reading in front of a packed audience in Thompson Recital Hall on Wednesday evening. Dickman’s first book, “All American Poem,” won the 2008 American Poetry Review Award and the 2009 Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and 2012 was no disappointment for the Portland , Ore., native. He co-wrote a book of poems titled 50 American Plays with his twin brother, Michael Dickman, who is also a poet. In October, his second solo collection of poems, “Mayakovsky’s Revolver,” was published. English writing professor Emily Doak introduced Dickman, calling his poems “heartbreakingly dark.” Doak mentioned his accomplishments and commended the strong emotions and themes that are alive in his work. “[His poems] feel like challenges,” she said, “to live a riskier life.” After taking the stage, Dickman alternated between humor and sadness in his poems. He captivated the audience with provocative lines and witty banter. He asked the audience, “Who here does drugs?” and joked that had “nothing to do with the reading, but see me after.” He then read an ode to the prescription drug Halcion, a drug which a doctor prescribed him in order to overcome a fear of doctors and nee-

having the work being done [out front],” Sullivan said. But Sullivan is particularly excited about the historical restoration. “I think old buildings should be protected,” she said. “People put metal siding over the facades. It’s fun to see what was there when the metal comes down.” The Stellar Grant will also give homeowners within a two block radius of both Town Hall and Hannah St. $20 thousand for rehabilitation work on their homes as part of the Owner Occupied Rehabilitation Project. There is also the possibility of a community health clinic opening downtown and the development of Wi-Fi bubble around the square. People can also expect to see major streets such as Washington, Indiana and Locust being redone in the next couple years. According to the Stellar Communities Proposal, the total cost of all the projects will be a little more than $26 million. Greencastle will have to fund

dles for when he got his wisdom teeth out. Next he moved into reading a few eulogies to his older brother, who committed suicide six years ago. “But we won’t end on something sad,” Dickman promised. “We’ll end with a sex poem. That’s part of funerals: sex. If you don’t know what I mean, you will, and you’ll think of me. It’ll be nice, or creepy,” he said. Laughter filled the room throughout the night. The overall crowd reaction was at time surprised, but mostly positive. “I thought he was really cool, but I was a little uncomfortable because it was pretty graphic at times,” sophomore Kaitlyn Koby said. “Everything [Dickman] says is very exposed, and he’s not afraid to say it,” said sophomore Andre Williams. “It’s random, but it’s relevant; it’s connected.” During the reading, Dickman made various dedications that reinforced his contemporary style. He dedicated poems to Jay-Z and Philadelphia poet Major Jackson, who visited campus last fall. Dickman also touched on some serious notes, dedicating the entire reading to the recently-deceased poet Jack Gilbert, whom he admired greatly. Professor Debby Geis, chair of the Visiting Writers Committee, had nothing but praise for Dickman. “He’s one of those rare examples of a poet that doesn’t necessarily call himself a spoken word poet, but is an excellent reader,” Geis said. “He can really perform for an audience.”

the $7 million not covered by the state. Some of the money that used to cover the gap will come from DePauw, like the $2.6 million the university is paying for the Anderson St. construction. “DePauw got the money for the construction from donors and Greencastle hired and paid the contractors,” said Brad Kelsheimer, vice president of finance and administration. “We then paid Greencastle. The state also reimbursed Greencastle for the job. Essentially, the city got paid twice for Anderson St., but the money DePauw gave them will be used to match the state on the other Stellar Grant projects.” Greencastle and DePauw have also partnered on the relocation of the bookstore, forming a relationship with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and linking People Pathways and Nature Park trails. “We’re already seeing results [from the bookstore relocation],” Murray said. “The Starbucks is bringing peo-

ple downtown, and businesses are seeing more traffic. People are finding places they didn’t know existed.” The grant came a year after DePauw adopted its 2020 plan in 2010. The simultaneous advancement plans have provided the university and city with a unique opportunity to work together, one they are taking full advantage of. “We’re not always on the same page since we have different missions,” Kelsheimer said, “but everyone wants to be part of the upward path.” DePauw and Greencastle want to use the Stellar Grant to merge the city and university more and to improve town-gown relations. “The more we get to know each other, the more we help diminish stereotypes and improve relations,” Murray said. Kelsheimer added: “It’s a once in a generation opportunity. Ten years from, five years from now. ... people will look back and say, ‘This was our downtown?’”

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Diwali celebration at DePauw “complete cultural event” By JACLYN ANGLIS features@thedepauw.com

Jasmine-scented incense, multicolored lights and images of idols graced the Center for Spiritual Life’s sanctuary Tuesday evening as DePauw students gathered for the campus Diwali event. The Hindu holiday was celebrated by DePauw students and faculty members inside and outside the faith on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Center for Spiritual Life. Senior Yashaswee Malla led a short prayer ceremony at the beginning of the event and provided a brief background about the holiday to the group of people encircling the candlelit sanctuary after removing their shoes. “It is the Festival of Lights,” Malla said. “It’s celebrated wherever Hindus reside.” Different sects of the religion have different interpretations of Diwali, but the celebration essentially commemorates the Hindu god Lord Rama’s victory over the demon-king Ravana, a triumph of good over evil marking the beginning of the Hindu New Year. After the prayer ceremony, organizers dressed in traditional attire and attendees mingled in the prayer room amidst Indian music. All had the opportunity to hold incense sticks to offer reverence to the idol and get a red tilak (or tikka) mark on their foreheads, prior to sampling a buffet of catered Indian food. Malla chose to be a part of planning the Diwali event because it’s always been one of her favorite holidays — a time that family would pray together and appreciate what they have. “It signifies prosperity for the year to come, and just a time to appreciate the good in life and just be happy,” Malla said. “I wanted to spread that same sort of happiness and festivity at DePauw as well.” Since Diwali is actually a five-day event, celebrating for only a couple hours can make the holiday feel “cut short” for Malla. This particular Diwali event, however, stood out among the

other celebrations hosted at DePauw for Malla because this time there was a full meal served rather than just snacks, and they got to host a prayer for the first time. “This time, it actually felt like a complete cultural event,” Malla said. When preparing for the event, she wasn’t sure how many attendees to plan for. In the past, the event has been seen as a “come and go” event. But this year, she said the most exciting part of the event was the turnout. “There was so much love and so much happiness going on today,” Malla said. “I felt like I was at home.” Junior Aashray Patel, who also helped plan the Diwali event, noted a few things about this particular event that stood out among celebrations from years prior, such as food and the presence of idols in the prayer room. “It felt more spiritual, more like what it actually is back home,” Patel said. “There were a lot of people from outside the faith, too.” Though there were some struggles with how to represent the holiday, such as getting the word out to people and funding, Patel enjoyed the opportunity to work with different people to put together the event. “I just like Diwali a lot,” Patel said. “Since it’s so big in India, I felt we needed to do something to celebrate the occasion.” Patel thinks it’s important for people who don’t celebrate Diwali to attend the event because learning about other people’s cultures is a part of a liberal arts education. He also thinks the attendees responded positively to the event. “People I spoke to seemed to enjoy it.,” Patel said. “They didn’t feel uncomfortable or anything. [They] got into the spirit of it, the holy spiritual feeling.” Attendee David Alvarez, an associate professor of English, said he was impressed by all the people who attended the event and how the ritual elements reminded him of India which made him miss his Indian friends. “This is the best Diwali event I’ve ever been to,” Alvarez said.

Sophomore Meghali Deshmukh and junior Aashray Patel present their offering to the Indian goddess of wealth, Lakshmi, during the Diwali celebration at the Center of Spritual Life this past Wednesday. HOANG NGUYEN / THE DEPAUW

Alvarez said that his favorite part of the evening was getting the red tilak (or tikka) dotted on his forehead. Senior Jamie Story, who also attended the event, said that her favorite part was the Indian food, but she enjoyed all parts of the evening. “It was kind of cool to experience a different culture and a different religious ceremony than what I’m used to,” Story said. “I thought it was really well done.”

Raj Bellani, dean of experiential learning and career planning, helped the student planners get the food for the event and remained at the Center until the very end. He said the most exciting part about putting it together was seeing all the people come to the event, and he tried to involve everybody who arrived. “I think they enjoyed themselves,” Bellani said. “We tried to make it casual.” Bellani, who said he comes from a

long history of people from the Hindu religion, thinks the best parts of Diwali are people wishing each other well for the New Year and the “good sweets.” Bellani is planning to celebrate Diwali both at home and school, even though it is different at DePauw. “At home, you have the family, you have friends. ... tradition,” Bellani said. “At school, we all come together away from family and create a family of friends.”

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Last May, 10 seniors from New York walked as individuals across the commencement stage. Those individuals, known as Posse New York 12, were also the first Posse of 10 DePauw students to graduate together. In the past 16 years, DePauw has established itself as one of 44 institutions that partner with the Posse Program. Upon its creation in 1989, this New York-based foundation has expanded its sites to nine cities across the country. In their efforts to create a network of emerging young leaders, the Posse Foundation remains dedicated to supporting students. After a student of color dropped out of Harvard University, he told administrators he would have stayed in school if he had had a “posse” of friends. The founders of Posse, inspired by this story, decided to create a program that sends groups of “students to college together to act as a support system,” according to the Posse Foundation website. For junior Raven Carey-James, a member of the Posse New York 14, being a part of the Posse community reinforces the importance of academics and group accountability. “Posse is to make sure you graduate all together,” Carey-James said. “You’re kind of held accountable.” According to the Posse Foundation’s website, the Posse Scholarship Program is “one of the most comprehensive and renowned college access and youth leadership development programs in the United States.” The Posse program aims to expand the collegiate recruiting pool of outstanding young leaders from all ethnic backgrounds, to create welcoming environments on campuses and to build post-graduate leadership skills. Since the program’s creation, over 4,000 public high school students with “extraordinary academic and leadership potential” have become Posse Scholars, according to the Posse Foundation website. Kya Simmons, one of the 10 freshmen Posse Scholars from New York, reaffirmed the program’s emphasis on creating dynamic student leaders. “Posse is an opportunity to exert the leadership role we all have in us,” Simmons said. In addition to their academic responsibilities, Posse Scholars strive to facilitate discussions about cultural diversity with faculty and other students. But before a Posse Scholar can begin to educate others, he or she must

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ated by an esteemed adult figure in his or her life. Key factors for ion include exceptional leadership in school organizations and ticipation in community service. lis Roman, a freshman from Brooklyn, N.Y., was nominated by school’s college counselor for her outstanding academic perfor-

If the Posse staff sees potential in the nominees, those students are asked back for the final interview in December. This third interview, much like the first, requires the nominees to participate in group activities with 20 to 25 other nominees. Students are informed of their acceptance into the Posse Scholarship Program and their college of choice shortly following the third interview. u want to be nominated, you can’t be hiding in the shadows,” This past January, DePauw accepted roughly 20 Posse Scholars from id. “You have to get attention of people who will help you excel.” New York and Chicago. Over the course of eight months, these groups, man Abbisola Oxley was introduced to Posse after being nomi- identified as Posse Chicago 12 and Posse New York 16, underwent Prey her high school Collegiate Training. The training eacher. It was only included educational workshops ing to junior Felicia focused on gender inequality, a recent graduate of socioeconomic class, cultural diigh school, that the versity, resume writing and notefrom New York betaking techniques. eriously consider the During this time, the newly acquainted Posse Scholars also met students accept their the DePauw faculty who would minations, they begin serve as their Posse mentors until ester-long interview graduation. ~ freshman Kya Simmons The first round usuEllen Bayer, associate English ns in September of professor, serves as the Posse senior year in high school. The initial interview is conducted in mentor for Posse New York 16. Prior to becoming a Posse mentor this 50 to 60 nominees from the area. fall, Bayer went through a similar interview and training process as her Posse staff rate you on the participation, leadership, teamwork Posse Scholars. eration skills exhibited during the group activities,” Simmons “My role as a mentor encourages me to use my instincts with each your moment to shine.” scholar while still letting them figure out a solution on their own,” Bayer nominees who exhibit the right combination of these skills are said. ck for the second round of interviews, which occur between OcShe noted that training wasn’t focused on preparing mentors for speNovember of the same year. The second interview occurs in a cific situations. Rather, it provided general guidelines on how to address mate setting, with two Posse staff members per student nomi- the concerns of her students. main focus of the second interview is for Posse staff members to Before Roman came to DePauw, older Posse Scholars advised her and tter grasp on the nominee’s leadership role in the community, the other incoming freshmen about the “cultural shock” present on camand social settings. The nominees are also asked to rank their pus. of choice. “I was expected to learn how to be the minority when I was used to berank the schools in the order that you want, but you’re placed ing the majority,” Roman said. “I had to interact with people who weren’t ool that [the Posse staff] feel your academics and personality fit used to being around the minority.” mmons said. Roman immediately noticed the lack of diversity in one of her classes.

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As one of the three students of color, she thought it was odd at first but eventually adjusted. Recently, Roman overheard another freshman say that “diversity is weird” and didn’t understand why DePauw was pushing towards it. Both Roman and Oxley struggle to understand the origin of students’ misconceptions towards the Posse program. “People assume that any person of color must be a Posse scholar,” Oxley said. “It’s been harder for me to socialize than to excel in my academics. There are more subtle forms of being dismissed here on campus — it makes me feel like an outsider.” Oxley has even heard people refer to Posse as a “minority scholarship.” However, the Posse scholarship is “neither a minority nor a need-based scholarship and is open to students of all backgrounds,” according to the Posse Foundation website. Rather, the Posse scholarship is merit-based and covers full college tuition, which excludes room and board costs. The 78 Posse Scholars who are currently attending DePauw must maintain a 2.0 GPA throughout their undergraduate career in order to keep their scholarship. While some Posse Scholars have experienced subtle forms of discrimination, Bayer remains enthusiastic about what her students have done to further the program’s mission. “I can see my scholars being proactive and trying to bridge that divide [between minority and majority groups]” Bayer said. As part of their efforts to facilitate discussion of cultural diversity, Posse Scholars host a Posse Plus retreat every February. This weekend-long event is open to students from all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds to engage in conversation about modern issues. Some of the freshmen Posse Scholars are also in the process of planning “Sit Somewhere Else,” a new event that will occur before the end of the academic year. They hope to initiate a campus-wide discussion on various aspects of diversity, such as race, gender and sexuality, and how the student body can integrate more effectively. “Posse has shown me that even the smallest groups can make a difference,” Simmons said. — Margaret Distler contributed to this article


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Greek Fellowship unneeded in existing infrastructure Greek chapters and their governing bodies offer a unique community leadership opportunity for students at DePauw. One of the first questions you are asked as an incoming greek member is, “Are you interested in a leadership position?” Most likely the answer will be, “Yes!” Most of the greek system touts their community service involvement, philanthropic successes, their communitive academic standings, and sometimes, even their alumni relations. And each chapter offers its own new member education and initiated member experience as a product of its character. Which is why we're not sold that the Greek Fellowship satisfies a campus need significant enough for it to be separate from existing greek governing bodies. It's creation signals an administration dissatisfaction with current leadership — if that's not the case, the program is simply redundant. Interfraternity Council has “Leaders of Tomorrow” emblazoned on the back of T-shirts, reflecting the most heavily advertised reason to join the greek system in the first place. We don’t believe leadership is something that can be taught through activities such as ropes courses. It’s something that must be experienced on the job. Therefore, the Greek Fellowship smells like one more activity to tack on the resume. Instead of dividing up the manpower of people with a similar endeavor, let’s beef up the leadership opportunities already in existence, such as IFC and Panhellenic Council.

One step ahead of Indiana’s Lifeline Law We give a big shout out to Director of Public Safety Angie Nally and her team who have already implemented a campus rule similar Lifeline Law like the one the Indiana just passed. Viewed as the statute which received zero opposing votes as it made its way through legislation, it seems like such an act would be obvious. However, as students, we need to keep in mind that this doesn’t write off reckless behavior and endangerment of ourselves and others. To us, the act says that the consequences for seeking help in an emergency will be much less than to let somebody try and “ride it out” or worse. The act acknowledges that people are going to break the law, but fear of the law should not cost somebody’s life. The law protects underage drinkers from punishment when they do the right thing by calling for help for a friend. It’s a very progressive act that we appreciate. email us at edboard@thedepauw.com

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Thanksgiving deserves more than fall break RYAN KONICEK

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hanksgiving — a joyous occasion celebrated with food, family, parades, football and Black Friday shopping. It is about honoring old traditions and making new ones. This holiday is a day for giving thanks for all the good in your life, for everything you have been given; everything you have been blessed with. As students attending DePauw University, we are allotted a total of five days for our Thanksgiving holiday — three school days and a weekend. I do not believe that the amount of time given to us is enough. The Monday and Tuesday before Thanksgiving break are usually days where not much is covered in class because the teachers are just as antsy as the students to leave Greencastle. Papers may be due and then discussed, attempts at having an engaging lesson may be tried, but both the students and teachers know that it is useless. People’s minds are not fo-

cused on what is being taught in the classroom, instead their thoughts are about the holiday ahead and all the other people who are already out of school and on vacation. I believe having a week off of classes to honor the Thanksgiving holiday is fair, especially for those that have to travel. Where will these extra two days come from? Fall break, of course. I have never had a fall break before I came here, and so far I have been very grateful for the change because it is at a time in the semester where everyone needs a breather. Although I do think fall break is necessary, it might be a tad too long. Altogether, with the five days off from classes and the two weekends, fall break this year was nine days. Nine days off for no significant reason other than a break is a little ridiculous. Having those five days off during the Thanksgiving holiday would be more beneficial because it allows more time to be with family. Since Thanksgiving is a national holiday, it just makes sense to have it as a longer holiday than fall break. Indiana University started a week-long break for its students this year. This is a smart decision because many students will be traveling over the break

to visit family and if two of their days are spent traveling then they only have three days to kick back and relax. Fall break is a relaxation period that usually only takes place within some school systems, so this means parents and most other schools do not have this time off. DePauw University should switch the amount of days that we have off for fall break with the amount of days we have off for Thanksgiving break. This alteration in our school calendar would make students, teachers and their families happy. The extra two school days would give family more time to spend together during the holiday season as opposed to how they are being used during the fall break, vegging out in front of the TV. Days are more valuable during Thanksgiving break since students enjoy a holiday and spend time with family, therefore, days from the nine days of fall break should be taken and added to the five days of Thanksgiving break. –Ryan Konicek is sophomore from Geneva, Ill., majoring in sociology and education. opinion@thedepauw.com


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Tags from Monon weekend: horror or art? STEPHANIE GRAUER

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fter every social event at DePauw — parties, formals, the Monon Bell Classic game — comes the “morning after” horror. The horror of the unwanted Facebook tags. Prior to the Monon game itself, you spend a considerable amount of time perfecting your appearance. You wear your favorite Tiger Pride shirt, you make sure your hair puts every Little Giant to shame and you even paint your face with Tiger stripes. Yet despite this effort to appear completely pulled-together, photos tagged the following day suggest a different story, the story of Halloween gone way wrong or possibly a mysterious night spent in a murky cave. Phrases such as “Do I really make that face in real life,” and “I don’t really look that bad, do I?” echoed this past Sunday during the

mass untagging extravaganza I witnessed among my friends following the Monon festivities. But not all at DePauw exhibit such a profound paranoia regarding photos and captured images. Take Forrest Solis, a visiting artist who was once a professor at DePauw, for example. On Wednesday, Solis returned to campus to conduct the event titled, “Self-Series: Artist Talk.” At this event, Solis explained the importance of self-reflection and image in her work. She incorporates mirrors in many of her pieces to signify such reflection, and she often juxtaposes images of her body with early 20th century scenes from domestic books. Solis uses her own personal image, whether that is a still frame of herself knitting while pregnant or a sexually suggestive nude, to make strong social statements regarding domesticity and the human form. Solis, in a way, intentionally exploits herself to provoke conversation and to evoke emotional responses from viewers. As the subject of the great number of her own

pieces, she chooses to not only memorialize herself through her work but also to surrender her own physical form to art. This is not without tension, though. Solis explained the sheer awkwardness of manipulating her image for the sake of art, and the subtle tension she feels as she explains the meaning behind her pieces to an audience. Even under the blanket of art, there exists an apprehension towards surrendering a personal image to the public for scrutiny. Naturally, when we see an image of ourselves that we find unfitting, we want it to disappear. We want others to see us in the best light possible. We don’t want others to see what we perceive to be flaws, because we harbor a deeply imbedded fear that others might recognize those very same flaws. We want others to see perfection in ourselves. Even more than that, we seek to manifest this perfection into a lasting presence. We want our Facebook pages to function as digital memorials of our best moments.

When we think of Solis, though, we see the other half of the equation that exists right here at DePauw. We come to understand that with image comes sacrifice. If you look horrible in a photo but that very photo captures a scene of you and your friends having the time of your lives, is it worthwhile to keep it “tagged?” If you choose to expose yourself in a painting and struggle to explain that nudity at every exhibit of your work, is it worthwhile if even one person comes to understand your message regarding the social constraints of domesticity? Some may say no, but I would argue that it is at least worth the reflection. So, before you judge your socalled horrifying photographs from this past Monon weekend, don’t forget to recognize the irreplaceable, positive memories that those images embody.

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Tomorrow, Noah Droddy will run for DePauw cross country history by trying to be the first two-time All-American. But, he needs your help. Now this may seem biased given that I am both Noah’s teammate and roommate, but as a DePauw student I believe we should show him some support. I truly wish that the field hockey final four was in Indiana or closer just so I could see them try and win a national championship. So much goes into a season, and it would great to give some support to those who go through that grind. Noah runs at 11 a.m. in Terre Haute, Ind., at the LaVern Gibson Cross Country Course. It takes 35 minutes to get there, so a total of 70 minutes of driving will be worth it to see one of our own be top five in the country. You’re probably thinking: why would someone want to go to a cross country meet? The national meet is unlike any other. There are hundreds of people

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? “I am thankful for God, my family, Hogate and my (resident assistant) Jeff Schulte.”

JOHN MARWEDE, freshman “I am thankful for family, friends and turkey.”

– Grauer is a sophomore from Rocky River, Ohio, majoring in political science and minoring in art history. opinion@thedepauw.com

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running around like mad to cheer on their runner. Some may be cheering on a kid in dead last, but us Tigers get to cheer on a guy who will be in the front pack trying to win. If you haven’t been to a race, this will be a whole new experience for you. It’s hard to ask to give up some of your time tomorrow to hopefully come watch Noah run. But what’s going on tomorrow? There’s no tailgate, no football game to watch and fraternity parties don’t start until later. Hell, tailgate the meet. This is a rare opportunity to cheer on DePauw athletics at the national stage. It’s not every year that we can support DePauw athletics when a team competes at nationals. You’ve probably seen Noah running on campus or even had a class with him. He’s a sweet dude that deserves some support tomorrow. I guarantee it will be fun time if you go. Be sure to wish Noah luck as he runs for history, and hopefully I’ll see you there. — Stu Newstat junior

EMILY BEHRENS, freshman “I am thankful for my family, the DePauw community and the new song ‘Wagon Wheel.’”

WILL COBB, freshman “I am thankful for my birthday being on Thanksgiving!”

LAUREN EVANOFF, freshman JIM EASTERHOUSE / THE DEPAUW

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Field Hockey | continued from page 12 offense led by senior Margaret Ellis that produces 3.77 goals per game, good for No. 13 in Div. III. Tufts scores about one goal less per game (2.74). But what cannot be discounted is the strong conference the Jumbos compete in. The New England Small College Athletic Conference features top teams Middlebury and Bowdoin College. “Everything we’ve heard and seen about Tufts is they are a consistent and steady team,” Wills said. “They do all the little things right. It’s important for us to be sharp with our skill and make sure we’re working together on offense. We need to stay aggressive in the circle and take advantage of the opportunities when they come.” Chelsea Yogerst leads the Jumbos’ attack with 13 goals on the season. Not far behind her is Kelsey Perkins with 10. While the statistics favor DePauw — most notably Ellis’ 27 goals on the season — it’s the defense combined with the offensive attack that may prove to be too much for Tufts. “We’re preparing for another hard-fought match,” Wills said. “We have a good balance with a defense that’s very disruptive, and we have a lot of talented scorers. The balance had allowed us to make it this far.”

Sophomore goalkeeper, Maggie Steele, stood tall in the cage last weekend against Utica College and Middlebury. Steele tallied 18 saves, and retained her spot as the Div. III leader in goals against average. “She hasn’t gotten a ton of shots this season,” said Bridgette Shamleffer, senior. “It was exciting for her to get some good saves in a real game.” The Tigers’ back line is anchored by three juniors — Chelsea Cutler, Sydney Sprawls and Taylor Helms. Against Middlebury, the three did well to stop what Ellis said was comparable play to Div. I competition. “The speed of the game was similar,” Ellis, a University of Richmond transfer student, said. “There were all sorts of comments thrown our way, and one of them said we couldn’t keep up. But we showed we could play at that speed.” The Tigers face the Jumbos at 11 a.m. from McCooey Memorial Field at William Smith College. “We just have to keep the same speed we had before,” Ellis said. “Our motto this year is leave nothing, and it’s going to come down to that. Everyone is going to have give everything they have. We’re not overly confident or scared.” Shamleffer added: “It’ll be a good game. Getting past last weekend was the most crucial part for us. We weren’t expecting to come out with two wins. Now in the final four, now we really know we can go all the way.”


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Tigers look to repeat undefeated NCAC season Can they fill in for all-American Katie Aldrich?

Junior guard Tim Connor shoots a free throw during Thursday night’s practice at Neal Fieldhouse. ASHLEY ISAAC / THE DEPAUW

Junior forward Erin McGinnis passes during practice Thursday night at Neal Fieldhouse. ASHLEY ISAAC / THE DEPAUW By CLARE POLEGA sports@thedepauw.com

When official practice started a month ago, the DePauw women’s basketball team were focused on today, when they will face University of WisconsinStout at Dunn’s Sporting Goods Tip-Off Tournament in Milwaukee. The team is ranked high in the preseason polls, and head coach Kris Huffman, winner of least 20 games in each of 10 straight seasons, has a game plan to finish the tournament with success. Last season, DePauw lost its only game against Stout in history and is eager to redeem itself. “We need to stay patient and aggressive,” Huffman said. “On the defensive end, Stout goes transition offense, so we need to get back.” The Tigers are staying focused and are ready to face their tough competition. “Preseason is going pretty well,” senior guard Kate Walker said. “It takes a few practices before things start clicking and things are flowing more smoothly now.” Losing graduates Kathryn Denbow and Katie Aldrich, NCAC’s 2011-2012 Player of the Year and All-American, leaves a hole low in the paint. Aldrich led the team in scoring with 11.8 points per game and was second on the team in rebounds with 6.4

Depth a strength for DePauw men By HAMM HOOPER

“It’s a new year, a new team, new challenges await us,” Huffman said. “We just need to find our identity.” The team’s work ethic matches Huffman’s expectations due to the senior leadership. “Katie did the leadership things right,” Walker said. “The three seniors this year have to figure out how to replace the leadership. She’s someone that will be hard to replace but not impossible.” The graduation of two great players last year brought the addition of seven new freshmen to the team, mainly post players. “They have already made an impact at practice and will continue all season long,” Huffman said. “They are learning to play at the college level.” Although the team had a successful season last year, winning all but two season games and making it to the second round of the NCAA Div. III tournament (where they lost to Carthage 53-48), they are striving to advance farther this year and repeat their 2007 National Championship title. The Tigers were 16-0 in the team’s first season in the NCAC and look to repeat that effort. “We know it’s our last year, and we know we have nothing to lose at this point,” senior guard Kathleen Molloy said. “You can clearly see that you need to give it your all, focus on the team and go forward.”

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Coming off of a 13-13 season last year, the men’s basketball team is ready to bounce back and compete for the NCAC championship in the upcoming season. Despite being ranked third in the NCAC preseason conference polls, the Tigers are focusing on short-term goals. “I think we got to keep our goals short and not think too far ahead right now,” senior forward Barry Flynn said. “Just take it a game at a time really. We want to get off to a good start this weekend.” Flynn returns as the team’s leading scorer, averaging 13.3 points and seven rebounds per game last year. Flynn and fellow senior guard Kevin Sullivan, who is currently nursing a foot injury, will attempt to lead a relatively young Tigers team this season. “We’re hoping we are able to get Kevin back soon,” head coach Bill Fenlon said. “He and Barry are developing into pretty good leaders for our group.” Fenlon, who currently has the most wins in DePauw men’s basketball history, is entering his 21st season at the helm. He is hoping that his team can learn from a couple of close two- and four-point losses last year and turn those games

into wins. “That was a function of just a couple better decisions over the 40 minutes and taking care of the details a little bit better,” Fenlon said. “Hopefully, we gained a little experience from that and can build on it so when we find ourselves in those situations, we will be two or four possessions better than we were last year.” In order to win some of those tight games, the team looks to rely on its depth. Depth is a key strength for this team early on. “Everyone is figuring out what their role is this year, and we’re almost there,” Flynn said. “We just need to keep working.” However, in order to achieve the type of success the Tigers want, the team will need to improve on its defense as well as rebounding. Fenlon cites those aspects of the game as part of the reason for last year’s struggles. “I’d like to see us be a little more aggressive on the defensive end and on the boards,” he said. “If we can be a little bit better at going to get the ball and taking it away, the team will be improving like I want it to.” The Tigers open up the season this weekend in the Ohio Mount St. Joseph Tipoff Classic against Thomas More College and Mount St. Joseph. They will play games at 6 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday.


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PLAYERS OF THE YEAR COMPILED BY MICHAEL APPELGATE

All-NCAC field hockey players of the year, first team, second team and honorable mentions were announced by the NCAC Thursday morning. Senior forward Margaret Ellis was named offensive player of the year and junior Chelsea Cutler was named defensive player of the year. In total, seven Tigers players were given post season recognition. Head coach Gina Wills was also named NCAC’s coach of the year. First Team Senior Margaret Ellis Freshman Grace Goodbarn Junior Chelsea Cutler Second Team Senior Bridgette Shamleffer Sophomore Paige Henry Junior Taylor Helms Honorable Mention Sophomore Maggie Campbell Also announced was the Longstreth/ National Field Hockey Coaches Association first and second teams from the Great Lakes Region. Six Tigers were named in total. First Team Junior Chelsea Cutler Senior Margaret Ellis Senior Bridgette Shamleffer Second Team Freshman Grace Goodbarn Junior Taylor Helms Sophomore Paige Henry

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Two more to go

DePauw to face Tufts in NCAA semifinal

By MICHAEL APPELGATE sports@thedepauw.com

GENEVA, N.Y. – Almost four days after upsetting the top team in the country, senior Caroline Torie couldn’t believe she was practicing for an NCAA seminal game. After practice Thursday afternoon on the indoor track at William Smith College, it still hadn’t set it. The DePauw field hockey team is focusing on Saturday’s NCAA Div. III semifinal matchup against Tufts University. The wins in round No. 2 and No. 3 last weekend didn’t come as a shock to Torie and her teammates, but their win was unexpected for others. “I have so much confidence in this team,” Torie said. “We crossed a huge bridge last weekend. We know now that this is in our hands. We’re all healthy, and we’re just really fired up.” The Jumbos (17-2) will be a tough matchup for the Tigers (21-1). Tufts plays in the same conference as Middlebury College — the No. 1 team in the country. Last weekend, the Tigers downed Middlebury in overtime, 2-1. In the win, DePauw had no shots in the first half. During halftime, head coach Gina Wills made slight adjustments in the offensive scheme,

but it was an increase in confidence that made the difference. “We were hesitant when we saw the defense in front of us,” Wills said. “We learned in the second half that we have the skill and have the ability to take people one-on-one. That was good confidence building for our offense.”

“Our motto this year is leave nothing, and it’s going to come down to that. Everyone is going to have give everything they have. We’re not overly confident or scared.” — Margaret Ellis, senior

Against the Jumbos, the Tigers hold the edge in virtually every statistical category. DePauw is No. 1 in the country in goals against average (0.54) and shutouts per game (0.68). DePauw highlights a dynamic

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Senior Margaret Ellis cheers during a game against Ohio Wesleyan University on September 23. PHOTO COURTESY OF DEPAUW UNIVERSITY

THE 2012 LINE UP

Bridgette Shamleffer 10 High Forward

Maggie Cambpbell 15 High Forward

Pagie Henry 22 Forward

Margaret Ellis 5 Forward

Grace Fisher 3 Forward

Grace Goodbarn 23 Midfielder

Caroline Torie 12 Midfielder

Sydney Sprawls 11 Defender

Chelsea Cutler 20 Defender

Taylor Helms 14 Defender

Maggie Steele 99 Goalie


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